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It Finally Dawned On Me! *faints*

Friday, January 21, 2011

Four down, one to go! Who knew wine was that much of a motivator for me? Ha! I completed all of my goals yesterday: I tracked all of my food but dinner (which consisted of a spinach panini on whole grain bread with dijon red potatoes and a about .5c of penne with pesto and because I wasn't even at 1,000 calories by dinner and knew dinner wasn't 1,000, I treated myself to a chocolate oatmeal cookie)! I also managed to hammer out a rough draft of my business' Mission Statement and worked on both of my projects. Lastly, I read over 40pgs of my book!

Done like dinner my friends!

And, if you haven't seen my social media frenzy this morning (which only really consisted of Facebook, Twitter and SP so perhaps not much of a "frenzy"), for runners in the Toronto area there's a great GroupOn deal for this weekend only, it's $50 worth of stuff at The Running Room for only $25. I bought mine already, have you? Here's the link:
Running Room is expensive enough so hopefully this'll help you get something nice. And if you want to buy it but you're out of the area, feel free to buy it for me! Just send the coupon over to thereselean(at)gmail(dot)com.


I kid.

Sort of...

Think I may put it towards a pair of new shoes though. I need some!

So happy to see Friday here! It's been a fairly quick week but I'm tired today! I had two back-to-back nights of very late classes and even "slept in" until 7am this morning as I was NOT wanting to get out of bed. But I'm really looking forward to my Friday Night Chillax Party as I now call it. I've decided to not book myself up on Friday nights if I can at all help it just so I can unwind from the week. I have a bunch of random ingredients in the fridge to use up so my only plan is to hop on the elliptical, make a fun and nutritious dinner and then veg. only hit me about two weeks ago the enormity of my 30k race. As it turns out, I dismiss a distance if it doesn't say "marathon" in the title as being something I don't need to worry too much about. Thankfully that naivete came to a screeching halt when it hit me like a ton of bricks that I'll be running 3/4 of a FULL marathon this year. That's absolultely nothing to sneeze at and something I actually need to pay close attention to and prepare for. I finally understand what marathoners go through when they say they can't fathom the distance. I know I can do it, it just freaks me the hell OUT! EEK!!!!!!!!!!

Goals for today:

- Track food!
- 60 minutes on the elliptical.
- Revise and send Ethics Form to T.A..
- Get a rough draft on Sensory Integration Therapy demonstration idea.
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    Staying busy girl, enjoy your Friday evening! I know I need time to just do nothing and spend with myself as well. 30K, wow, that's awesome! I hope to be up there one day!
    2521 days ago
    Well, it's about time you let it click just how momentous doing 30k is!!! LOL And I'm so happy that you found your reward! I still need to find mine, but I'm seriously thinking it might be See's Candy. I just can't seem to stay away, so why not work it in as a reward? I know you aren't supposed to use food treats as a reward, but hell, I want it and I think it might work so why not?!? hahahaha

    Have an AWESOME weekend doing some relaxing stuff!
    2521 days ago
    You can do it!!!! There is a 25K here in Michigan that I am thinking of doing.
    2521 days ago
  • ANNE7X7
    30 is NO joke. I'm shaking in my boots just thinking about it!!

    I'm DEFINITELY thinking of running the 30K this summer!! It would be awesome!

    2521 days ago
    Your dinner sounds so good!!!
    2521 days ago
    One step closer to wine! Hey, whatever gets you there, right?

    PS I love how I never understand what half your daily goals are. You go after that Sensory Integration Therapy demonstration, girl!
    2521 days ago
    It sounds like you're going great guns!
    Good Luck on the race - I'm sure you'll do great.
    2521 days ago
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    2521 days ago
    I think I read your first 5K blog and it was sooo motivating and now you are training for 30!!! Wow, it is incredible how far you've come!
    2521 days ago
    No fair, I wish the Ottawa Groupon was for Running Room! Ours is for Botox today.
    I am like you in that I dismiss distances shorter than 'marathon', but I have started to realize just how big (and how soon) my 30K race is. End of March is coming quickly, and 2 weeks from this Sunday I will be running a 25K training run. That's the farthest I've ever run!!!
    Have a fantastic weekend and enjoy your well deserved wine!!!
    2521 days ago
    YAY 30K!


    2521 days ago
    You can totally do this! emoticon
    2521 days ago
    yOu are amazing grace in action. :)
    2521 days ago
    i know!!! i feel like emailing it to my family and saying 'um, happy birthday to me?' *hint* lol.

    congrats on your daily goals! i love that you're doing so awesome! that wine is gonna be sweet!

    girl, 30k ain't got nothing on you! you are gonna do it, and do it well! you are gonna kick that 30k's BUTT!!!
    2521 days ago
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